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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
61 3 9657 8888
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Ranked #2 of 189 attractions in Melbourne
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue, with a history that compares favourably with any... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue, with a history that compares favourably with any other stadium in the world. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games.Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes.Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986.The MCG has a total capacity of 100,018 people, comprising 95,018 seats and 5000 standing room spaces.The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For those who aren't aware of the Australian game we have our own version of Football. AFL (Australin Rules football) is housed at the MCG, During the season which all melbournians have an opinion on there is at least one game a week held here. This is an Amazing place to see Athletes at their best (Especially on Level 2).... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am not a football fan, but I occasionally go to the MCG, and love it. So easy to get to by public transport. Excellent faciities. Some friends did a tour here last year, and thought it was great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is honestly a magic place to visit even if there isn't an event on. Take your time and visit the museum, or watch the Mighty Hawks win a premiership !

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Penguin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Being female I didn't think that I would enjoy going but I was surprised. The volunteer tour guide that we had was fantastic and knew what he was talking about and loved his job and made it enjoyable. Would recommend anyone of any age to go.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am not a massive sports fan but my partner is. We watched an Aussie rules game and it was good, amazing atmosphere, easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

well if you like aussie rules the mcg is one place you want to go home of the melbourne football club the oldest club going don't do a lot of winning but thats another story

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and his friend went off for the morning whilst I went shopping with the friend's wife. They were late for lunch and complaining about having to come away. They had such a good time that they went back for a second innings. I'd probably rather have watched grass grow but it was good to see them enjoying themselves... More

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a great sport venue and the atmosphere is always great. The food is limited but on a par with similar venues so cannot complain.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I did the MCG tour and the museum and would recommend both - worth the money. Having a bit of knowledge of AFL, or cricket would help but you don't need know a lot of the history/ players/ teams etc to enjoy your time at the MCG. Great for kids. If you want a bite to eat or coffee though... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Spent 3 hours going through the museum. A must for any sporting enthusiest. All sports covered and an interactive area with Aussie rules. Kids will love it.

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